ERIC Number: ED366338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-3
Reference Count: N/A
Library Services to Ethnic Minority Populations: Long Range Plan.
Colorado State Library, Denver.
The Committee on Library Services to Ethnic Populations of the Colorado Council on Library Development was charged with developing a comprehensive plan to address library services for the increasing ethnic/culturally diverse populations in the state of Colorado and with identifying possible funding sources to implement the plan. In addition, the committee also wanted to address the need for libraries with service areas consisting of predominantly white populations to sensitize their users to ethnic minorities and their cultures. While the resulting document focuses on four "visible" ethnic populations--African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans--it can be used as a guideline in serving other ethnic/culturally diverse groups in Colorado. In general, the plan applies to public and academic libraries and school library media centers. This document consists of a historical overview of the four ethnic minority populations; contemporary census data of the four groups; the draft of the committee's plan with goals, objectives, and desired outcomes; and a list of committee members. (JLB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collection Development, Library Development, Library Planning, Library Services, Long Range Planning, Minority Groups, Public Libraries, Recruitment, School Libraries, State Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Library, Denver.